Celtic’s move for Shamrock Rovers defender Liam Scales is ‘pretty far down the line’, according to journalist Barry Anderson.
The Lowdown: Celtic’s summer business
The Hoops have been fairly busy in the transfer market this summer in what is Dominic McKay and Ange Postecoglou’s first at Celtic Park.
It now seems as if they are closing in on their eighth addition in Scales, who looks set to cost half the price of Hart.
The Latest: Anderson’s post
According to Anderson on Thursday afternoon, a deal worth over £500,000 for Scales should go through ‘in the next few days’.
He expected Scales to play for Rovers in their Europa Conference League qualifier against Flora Tallinn. The 23-year-old did start on the left-hand side of midfield and scored in a 4-2 defeat.
The Verdict: Good news
Scales is mainly a centre-back who can also play at left-back, but he seems to have added another string to his bow by featuring as a left-midfielder.
He’s been described as the Irish League’s hottest property by The Irish Examiner’s Graham Cummins earlier this summer, and it seems as if the Hoops will be signing the 23-year-old for a fairly cut-price fee.
Southampton were also after his services, but it looks as if he’ll be arriving at Parkhead soon to bolster Postecoglou’s defensive options.
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